Here are three reasons to cheat on that get-fit New Year’s resolution: gourmet crisped rice treats, stunning macarons and environmentally and socially conscious chocolate.
House Sweet House
Treat House, a new gourmet crisped rice emporium in New York City, is offering specialty flavors for the season. The brand offers 12 classic flavors—ranging from bubblegum to chocolate-chili—at about $2 per treat. If your mouth wasn’t watering enough, this holiday season Treat House introduces festive flavors like apple-cinnamon cobbler, chocolate chip-pumpkin spice, sugar cookie and many more. Plus, 10 cents of every treat purchased benefits the Food Bank For New York City. Treat House ships nationwide. www.treathouse.com.
Over the Rainbow
What holiday hostess wouldn’t want a box of these colorful beauties waltzing through her door? Ladurée luxury macarons not only please the palate—in mouthwatering flavors like pistachio, caramel and lemon—but the array of colors and beautiful boxes are total eye candy. Prices start at $16. www.laduree.com.
Looking for a way to make chocolate guilt-free? Make sure it’s environmentally and socially conscious. Poco Dolce Confections’ chocolate bars utilize Rainforest Alliance-certified cacao beans and support Cocoa Livelihoods Program which works toward ensuring quality of life for workers through sustainable cacao growing. Try the luxury lineup’s out-of-the-box flavors, like olive oil and five spice. www.pocodolce.com.